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Widow sued Twitter for Giving ISIS a Platform
« on: January 17, 2016, 02:22:34 PM »
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Tamara Fields has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, requesting damages after the social network has allowed ISIS to spew its propaganda online using its platform, Jurist.org reports.

Mrs. Fields, a Florida resident, is the widow of Lloyd Fields, a US defense contractor that was killed in Amman, Jordan on November 9, 2015, when an armed terrorist smuggled weapons inside a police training center. The attacker was later linked to the Islamist State (ISIS, ISIL).

In a lawsuit filed three days ago in an Oakland, California court, Mrs. Fields is asking for a jury trial to determine if she's entitled to damages from Twitter Inc.

Widow blames Twitter for ISIS' rise

The woman is arguing that Twitter has provided an unmoderated service that has allowed the spread of violent messages from a terrorist group, and has such broken the federal Anti-Terrorism Act.

"This material support has been instrumental to the rise of ISIS and has enabled it to carry out numerous terrorist attacks, including the November 9, 2015, shooting attack in Amman, Jordan in which Lloyd ?Carl? Fields, Jr. was killed," the lawsuit reads.

She quotes the Brookings Institution, which says that without social media, and Twitter in specific, ISIS would have never been able to reach and recruit citizens from other countries, and would have never expanded so quick.

She also quotes FBI Director James Comey, who also took a jab at Twitter in the past.

Twitter's stance regarding content has changed during 2015, when after the Charlie Hebdo and Paris November attacks, the social network has become more active in taking down reported accounts.


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